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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Malcolm Hill, DB, Rice University

malcolm hillEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Malcolm Hill

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 185

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Rice University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

8 offers

How did you choose your school?

Best opportunity to play right away and change a program into a winner.

Where are you from?

Plano, Tx

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father Bobby Hill- He is an awesome example of a man of faith, husband, and a father and lays it on the line for his family daily!

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

None so far.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, track, basketball in high school

Did you play any other positions in football?

I’ve played QB, WR, CB, S

malcolm hill 2At your position, what separates you from others?

My preparation during the week and ability to get the best out of my teammates.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Receivers alignment, down and distance, Foot position of the QB and Tackles.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Johnny Manziel because of the way the his level of play infects his teammates.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Earl Thomas- High energy guy with great confidence in his skill set and a passion for the game that makes people around him better!

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Not winning awards, not receiving any recognition, no hype, or pub throughout H.S or college. I overcame and overcome it by embracing the underdog role that i’m not new to and staying motivated by the daily opportunity to get better.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Warm up, roll out, pray, and make sure I got some Gum before the game starts!

What is your biggest strength?

My desire to get better, preparation instincts, and Energy!

What is your biggest weakness?

Switched to Defense in college so still a raw talent.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m thankful and motivated by this opportunity to make a positive impact to the team on and off the field!

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Deion Sanders and The Dallas Cowboys

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Earl Thomas, LeBron James, and Revis all players who are highly respected on and off the field!

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